Bird Banding at Caddo Lake

April 9 & 16, 2005

 

 


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White-eyed Vireo American Goldfinch (male -
molting into breeding plumage)
Field Sparrow
Photos by Tom Walker, April 9, 2005

 

 

Brown-headed Cowbird Tufted Titmouse Hermit Thrush
Photos by Tom Walker, April 9, 2005

 

 

Saturday, April 9, 2005:  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included Tom Walker of Jefferson; Dorothy Metzler of Longview; Joann Hodges, John and Renee McCullough, and Tony Novak of Uncertain; Patti and Jay Webb of Uncertain; Carol Clarke of Houston; Emily Scott of Poetry; Jessica Lewis, Dana Huse, and Breanna and Grace Torp-Pederson of Terrell. 

 

Location:  The banding activities took place just west of Caddo Lake in Marion County on Boots Walker Road (near Jefferson, Texas).

 

Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 52 F and the afternoon high was 80 F with gusty winds and clear skies.
 

Number of Nets:  Thirteen (13) 

 

Time:  Nets were set up between 8:45 and 10:10 a.m. and were closed by 6:30 p.m. 

 

Next Banding Dates:   We plan to band again on Saturday, April 16 and Saturday, May 7, weather permitting.  Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker [E-mail: twalkercaddolaketx(at)att.net] for the latest information. 

 


BANDING SUMMARY: (10 species)                     New   Retrap  Total

 

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)                   1      0       1

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)               1      1       2
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)           0      2       2

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)                  0      1       1

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)              2      3       5
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)                   1      0       1

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)    9      7      16
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)          4      1       5
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)              1      0       1

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)            11      0      11

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Totals:                                           30     15      45

 

 

HISTORY OF RETRAPS (6 species; 15 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.


Tufted Titmouse

1861-80974 (01-08-2005)

 

Carolina Wren

1861-80977 (05-19-2004) 01-15-2005

1861-80999 (01-08-2005) 02-26-2005

 

Hermit Thrush

1961-03020 (02-05-2005)

 

Chipping Sparrow

2160-80999 (02-21-2004) 11-27-2005

2280-94912 (03-13-2004)

2280-95176 (03-26-2005)

 

White-throated Sparrow

1521-68055 (12-27-2001) 11-08-2003

1541-85879 (04-06-2002) 02-01-2003, 03-29-2003, 12-20-2003

1861-80996 (12-30-2004) 01-15-2005

1961-03039 (02-26-2005)

1961-03042 (02-26-2005)

1961-03065 (03-12-2005)

1961-03069 (03-26-2005)

 

Northern Cardinal

8001-47839 (01-06-2001) 02-03-2001, 03-17-2001, 04-14-2001

 

 

Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  32 Species Observed 
~ Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas


Anhinga
Little Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture

Accipiter sp.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Great Crested Flycatcher
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo

 

Blue Jay

American Crow

Barn Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
Northern Mockingbird


Brown Thrasher
Pine Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
American Goldfinch

 

 

 

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April 16, 2005, Banding Report

 

 


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House Wren Summer Tanager (male) Chipping Sparrow
Photos by Tom Walker, April 16, 2005

 

 

Indigo Bunting (female) Indigo Bunting (male) Blue Grosbeak (male)
Photos by Tom Walker, April 16, 2005

 

 

Common Yellowthroat (male)

Photo by Tom Walker, April 16, 2005

 

 

Saturday, April 16, 2005:  Dr. Jim Ingold, ornithologist at LSU-Shreveport, led the bird-banding efforts.  Other participants included Tom Walker of Jefferson; Andy Riley and Jackson Wyers of Longview; Phyllis Bailey of Uncertain; and Francesca and Yoshi Tanaka of Irving with their daughter Kenna. 

 

Weather Conditions:  The morning low temperature was 50 F and the afternoon high was 82 F with clear, sunny skies.
 

Number of Nets:  Thirteen (13) 

 

Time:  Nets were set up between 9:20 and 10:36 a.m. and were closed by 5:30 p.m. 

 

Next Banding Date:   We plan to band again on Saturday, May 7, weather permitting.  May 7 will be our last day of banding until next fall. Watch our bird-banding home page or check with Tom Walker [E-mail: twalkercaddolaketx(at)att.net] for the latest information. 

 

 

BANDING SUMMARY: (14 species)                  New Retrap Unbanded Total

 

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)                0      2      0      2

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)            0      1      0      1

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)        0      1      1      2

House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)                  0      0      1      1

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)        1      0      0      1

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)     1      0      0      1

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)        0      0      1      1

Hooded Warbler (Wilsonia citrina)               1      0      0      1

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra)                  1      0      0      1

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)           4      0      2      6

White-thr. Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)     5      5      4     14

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)                0      1      0      1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)       6      4      0     10

Blue Grosbeak (Passerina guiraca)               1      0      0      1

Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)               3      0      0      3

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Totals                                         23     14      9     46

 

 

HISTORY OF RETRAPS (6 species; 15 individuals):
Band number followed by original banding date in parentheses.


White-eyed Vireo

2280-94922 (04-10-2004)

2280-94945 (10-23-2004)

 

Tufted Titmouse

1861-80972 (01-08-2005)

 

Carolina Wren

1961-03041 (02-26-2005)

 

White-throated Sparrow

1541-85869 (03-16-2002) 01-18-2003, 01-19-2004

1861-81004 (03-29-2003)

1861-80944 (11-13-2004) 12-11-2004, 12-30-2004

1961-03047 (02-26-2005) 03-12-2005

1961-03060 (03-12-2005)

 

Dark-eyed Junco

2280-95162 (03-12-2005)

 

Northern Cardinal

971-91651 [11-16-1996(HY M)] 3-14-1998, 3-10-2001, 2-23-2002, 10-11-2003

1621-10249 (12-11-2004)

1621-10265 (01-08-2005) 01-15-2005, 03-12-2005

1621-10300 (02-26-2005)

 

 

Birds that were seen or heard (including banded species):  29 Species Observed 
~ Walker Farm, Marion County, Texas


Turkey Vulture

Mourning Dove
Chuck-will's-widow
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
White-eyed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay


American Crow

Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
House Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Northern Parula
Pine Warbler
Common Yellowthroat


Hooded Warbler
Summer Tanager
Chipping Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Brown-headed Cowbird
American Goldfinch

 

 

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